MIDLAND, Mich. (Oct. 9)—Dow Corning Corp. has opened a 16,000 metric ton per year organosilane unit at its Midland facility. The added capacity is targeted for use in the green tire market segment, but also will serve the paint and ink additives, materials reinforcement and water repellants markets, and supports chlorosilanes used as intermediates in electronics, the company said. The $11 million capacity investment is in response to market demand "and allows Dow Corning to increase its product strength in silanes, as well as be a key supplier of high-volume organosilanes," a company spokesman said. Dow Corning is making gains in the green tire segment with new products, he said, and the added capacity allows the firm to "capture a significant share of the green tire market."
Dow Corning adds organosilane unit at Michigan plant
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